The County of Hillsborough requires that contractors applying for a license to get a surety bond.
Hillsborough County requires that those applying to become licensed contractors obtain a surety bond. The bond they are required to get is the Hillsborough County Contractor Bond. This bond must be in the amount of $5,000. In order for the contractor license to remain effective, contractors must keep the Hillsborough County Contractor Bond current and on file with the County of Hillsborough.
The Hillsborough County Contractor Bond is in place to protect all persons suffering any loss or damage. The bond holder must comply with any of the provisions of any municipal or county code applicable to the work performed. This applies to both the bond holder or his affiliates. If the bond holder causes loss or damage, they will fix it without additional cost to the person for whom the work is performed. The bond holder will remedy all defects in said work due to faulty workmanship or material furnished. The bond holder will also reconstruct any defective work and replace or make good any such defective material.
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